• Posted on Mar 19, 2020

We buy cars in Alberton and surrounding areas

Do you live in Alberton or the surrounding areas? We buy cars in Alberton, no hassle, no fuss. Just cash in your pocket. Buyers don’t always simply buy a car. Many of them spend a long time sussing out their choices, making sure they make the right investment. That’s why you shouldn’t try to sell your car by yourself. Your potential buyers may argue your selling price and waste your time and energy. Not us. Buy My Cars was especially established to make selling your car quick, easy and fair. And, you don’t even have to leave your home to get a great offer. We pride ourselves in offering great deals to all of our customers. If you accept our offer, all we need is some paperwork from you and we’re good to go!

Thousands of cars are bought in South Africa monthly.

source: tradingeconomics.com

The question is, which is the best way to sell your car to these eager buyers? Let us help you.

How we buy your car in Gauteng

Our process is simple. You can get an offer at home, work - or anywhere!

Step 1: Complete our online application form

Fill in our form to provide us with details of your car. The process is completely free and won’t take you a lot of time.

Step 2: We’ll assess your car

We take a couple of things into consideration when assessing your car, such as the make, model, service history, mileage and general condition. This helps us determine how much your car is worth.

Step 3: We pay you

Yes, you heard right. Our process is just that simple. If you’re happy with our offer, we send you an immediate payment when we collect your car. No transfer or advertising fees.

How we determine the value of your car

There are a few factors that we take into consideration when valuing your car. We have a system in place that ensures you get a fair price for your car.

Car mileage

Mileage plays a big role in the price of your car. This is because as the mileage on your car increases, so does the wear and tear.


An accident-free car is always a bonus, but because we know accidents do happen, we still try to get you the best price possible for your car. Often paint scratches, surface rust, seat tears and other imperfections can have a negative impact on the value of your car, which is why keeping your car in mint condition and ensuring you have comprehensive car insurance is essential.


Add-ons may increase the retail value of your car. All-wheel drive, sun roof, leather seats, mags and other extra touches on your car can be a huge plus. However, personalising your car too much may have the opposite effect. It’s a hit or miss situation. Buyers don’t always like too many personalisations, such as bigger wheels, zebra-print seat covers and stereo speakers.


Is your car in demand? If so, you can get a fantastic price for it. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) and data analytics company Lightstone provided a list of South Africa’s best selling cars from January – August 2019:

  • VW Polo Vivo
  • VW Polo
  • Toyota Fortuner
  • Renault Kwid
  • Hyundai Grand i10
  • Toyota Corolla Quest
  • Ford Ecosport
  • Toyota Etios
  • Toyota RAV
  • Hyundai i20

Pros and cons of other ways to sell your car

We know that going to a second-hand car dealer, trying to sell your car by yourself or other common methods can be extremely stressful and time consuming.

Private sale

With private sales, you sell the car directly to the buyer. While this may lead to a better financial outcome, there are many cons, namely:

  • Time wasters
  • A timely process to finalise
  • Lots of paperwork
  • People needing finance to buy your car
  • Security concerns

While auctions are often quick, the pricing is not alway fantastic. Plus, the auctioneers charge hefty fees. On the other hand, you can get a great price for your car if you’re lucky!


A single transaction can get your car traded in. While the dealer may offer you what appears a great deal for your current car, it may be subsidised by you paying more for your new car.

Make sure you are completely aware of what the values of the cars you are buying and selling are. The best way to ensure you’re not getting ripped off is to know the difference between the retail, trade and market value of your car.

  • Retail value of your car: This is normally the average price at which your vehicle is sold at dealerships. The price is based on the make, model and condition of the car and is also referred to as the replacement value.
  • Trade-in value of your: Also called the book value of the car, this is the average price a car dealer will pay you for your car. The trade-in value is typically lower than the retail value as the dealership needs to add a profit margin to the price of your car.
  • Market value of your car: This amount is somewhere in between the retail value and trade-in value of your car but can be higher or lower depending whether your car is highly sought after in South Africa. This amount will also depend on other factors, such as mileage, accident reports, the service record and the overall condition of your car.

Ready to sell your car?

Get a quick quote now. Simply fill in our application form to get started. No matter what car you have, we buy cars in Alberton and surrounds and we’ll offer you a fantastic deal.